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The Ordered Liberty Podcast on Capitol Hill

  • G50 Dirksen Senate Office Building (map)

On June 11, David French and Alexandra DeSanctis will bring their popular National Review podcast, Ordered Liberty, to Capitol Hill for a live taping, addressing the proper conservative response to the campus free speech wars. This special episode is entitled Liberty with Integrity and will focus on the importance of reclaiming civility in the campus free speech battles that are happening across the country. Conservatives on campus are often as divided as are conservatives across America. Win hearts and minds? Or own the libs? The answer to these questions may not only define conservatism for a generation but also determine whether our culture continues to embrace free speech as an important national and constitutional value.

Please join us for this special live recording of the Ordered Liberty podcast on Capitol Hill. The event will take place on June 11 in Dirksen G50 with registration starting at 3:30 PM and the program occurring from 4 to 5 pm. This includes time for questions and answers.

This event is sponsored by National Review Institute’s On Campus program. NRI On Campus brings the National Review mission to college students, providing opportunities for the next generation to learn about the principles and ideas of a free society and empowering them to “stand athwart history.” Through events, social media, and disseminating of NR magazine, NRI On Campus reaches today’s students with timeless conservative ideas rooted in William F. Buckley Jr.’s own powerful campus legacy.

David French is a senior fellow at National Review Institute, an attorney (concentrating his practice in constitutional law and the law of armed conflict), and a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom. He is the author or co-author of several books including, most recently, the No. 1 New York Timesbestselling Rise of ISIS: A Threat We Can’t Ignore. He is a graduate of Harvard Law School, the past president of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE), and a former lecturer at Cornell Law School. He has served as a senior counsel for the American Center for Law and Justice and the Alliance Defending Freedom. David is a former major in the United States Army Reserve (IRR). In 2007, he deployed to Iraq, serving in Diyala Province as Squadron Judge Advocate for the 2nd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, where he was awarded the Bronze Star. He lives and works in Columbia, Tennessee, with his wife, Nancy (who is also a New York Times bestselling author), and three children.

Alexandra DeSanctis graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 2016 with a degree in Political Science. At Notre Dame, she was executive editor of the independent, conservative student newspaper the Irish Rover, and she served twice as co-chair of the largest student-run conference in the country, the Edith Stein Project. During college, she was a contributing reporter for the College Fix, the National Catholic Register, and the Cardinal Newman Society, and she served as a writer and managing editor for the online journal of religion and politics Ethika Politika. As a Student Free Press Association intern, she worked for the editorial board of USA TODAY, and she served as a reporting intern for the local newspaper the High Point Enterprise through the Collegiate Network internship program. While in high school, she interned twice for the Laura Ingraham Radio Show. Alexandra was a William F. Buckley Jr. Journalism Fellow with National Review Institute from 2016 to 2018 and is now a staff writer at National Review.